|Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war - TED.com|
Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDU 2010; TED; Talks; culture; history; photography; poverty; 2010
|Esther Duflo: Social experiments to fight poverty - TED.com|
Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid's impact raises questions about how to provide it. But Clark Medal-winner Esther Duflo says it's possible to know which development efforts help and which hurt -- by testing solutions with randomized tria
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; poverty; third world; TED2010; 2010
|Shukla Bose: Teaching one child at a time - TED.com|
Educating the poor is more than just a numbers game, says Shukla Bose. She tells the story of her groundbreaking Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to India's slums by looking past the daunting statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; development; education; poverty; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive - TED.com|
50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; poverty; war; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change - TED.com|
Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She's teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers' minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; education; poverty; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria? - TED.com|
Nathan Myhrvold and team's latest inventions -- as brilliant as they are bold -- remind us that the world needs wild creativity to tackle big problems like malaria. And just as that idea sinks in, he rolls out a live demo of a new, mosquito-zapping gizmo you have to see to believe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; disease; innovation; insects; invention; poverty; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice - TED.com|
Sheryl WuDunn's book "Half the Sky" investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Slavery; development; economics; education; poverty; third world; trafficking; women; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp - TED.com|
Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answer, at TEDxBoston, is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; chemistry; development; disease; poverty; science; technology; TEDxBoston 2009; 2009
|Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let’s print it. - TED.com|
During the financial crisis, the central banks of the United States, United Kingdom and Japan created $3.7 trillion in order to buy assets and encourage investors to do the same. Michael Metcalfe offers a shocking idea: could these same central banks print money to ensure they stay on track with their goals for global aid? Without risking inflation?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; poverty; TED@State Street; 2013
|William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind - TED.com|
At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; Africa; creativity; energy; invention; poverty; 2009
|Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery - TED.com|
Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories, as well as her own, and calls for a more humane approach to helping these young victims rebuild their lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; Asia; Slavery; children; global issues; poverty; sex; trafficking; women; 2009
|Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic - TED.com|
Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries "first and worst," with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn. At TEDxGPGP, he offers a few powerful ideas to help us reclaim our throwaway planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch; TED; Talks; business; communication; global issues; green; plastic; poverty; science; tedx; 2010
|Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news) - TED.com|
Human beings have been campaigning against inequality and poverty for 3,000 years. But this journey is accelerating. Bono "embraces his inner nerd" and shares inspiring data that shows the end of poverty is in sight … if we can harness the momentum.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; global issues; inequality; poverty; TED2013; 2013
|Tim Jackson's economic reality check - TED.com|
As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; economics; green; poverty; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Paul Collier's new rules for rebuilding a broken nation - TED.com|
Long conflict can wreck a country, leaving behind poverty and chaos. But what's the right way to help war-torn countries rebuild? At TED@State, Paul Collier explains the problems with current post-conflict aid plans, and suggests 3 ideas for a better approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; global issues; money; politics; poverty; state-building; 2009
|Jonathan Klein: Photos that changed the world - TED.com|
Photographs do more than document history -- they make it. At TED University, Jonathan Klein of Getty Images shows some of the most iconic, and talks about what happens when a generation sees an image so powerful it can't look away -- or back.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; media; photography; poverty; war; TED2010; 2010
|Erica Frenkel: The universal anesthesia machine - TED.com|
What if you're in surgery and the power goes out? No lights, no oxygen -- and your anesthesia stops flowing. It happens constantly in hospitals throughout the world, turning routine procedures into tragedies. Erica Frenkel demos one solution: the universal anesthesia machine.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMidAtlantic; TED; Talks; design; global issues; health care; poverty; technology; 2011
|Stewart Brand on squatter cities - TED.com|
Rural villages worldwide are being deserted, as billions of people flock to cities to live in teeming squatter camps and slums. Stewart Brand says this is a good thing. Why? It’ll take you 3 minutes to find out.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; business; cities; culture; future; global issues; poverty; short talk; technology; 2006
|Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception - TED.com|
Women aren’t micro--so why do they only get micro-loans? At TEDxWomen reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms-- from home businesses to major factories-- are the overlooked key to economic developme
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; entrepreneur; global issues; poverty; women; 2011
|Shaffi Mather: A new way to fight corruption - TED.com|
Shaffi Mather explains why he left his first career to become a social entrepreneur, providing life-saving transportation with his company 1298 for Ambulance. Now, he has a new idea and plans to begin a company to fight the booming business of corruption in public service, eliminating it one bribe at a time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; TED Fellows; crime; entrepreneur; potential; poverty; social change; society; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money -- and love - TED.com|
What do you think of people in poverty? Maybe what Jessica Jackley once did: "they" need "our" help, in the form of a few coins in a jar. The co-founder of Kiva.org talks about how her attitude changed -- and how her work with microloans has brought new power to people who live on a few dollars a day.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; entrepreneur; global issues; poverty; social change; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Jacqueline Novogratz on patient capitalism - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz shares stories of how "patient capital" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services -- and dignity -- to the world's poorest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; global issues; investment; medicine; philanthropy; poverty; women; 2007
|Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair - TED.com|
How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build -- for true accessibility -- and gives us some lessons he learned along the road.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; development; disability; engineering; innovation; invention; physics; poverty; science; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Jacqueline Novogratz on escaping poverty - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; activism; business; culture; global issues; poverty; women; work; 2009
|Jamie Drummond: How to set goals ... for the world - TED.com|
In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; global issues; health care; poverty; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Anil Gupta: India's hidden hotbeds of invention - TED.com|
Anil Gupta is on the hunt for the developing world's unsung inventors -- indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people's lives. He shows how the Honey Bee Network helps them build the connections they need -- and gain the recognition they deserve.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entrepreneur; innovation; invention; poverty; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy? - TED.com|
Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that -- and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; health; health care; medicine; poverty; social change; society; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men - TED.com|
Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRC2; TED; Talks; disability; global issues; poverty; prosthetics; storytelling; war; work; 2011
|Paul Collier on the "bottom billion" - TED.com|
Around the world right now, one billion people are trapped in poor or failing countries. How can we help them? Economist Paul Collier lays out a bold, compassionate plan for closing the gap between rich and poor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; business; development; economics; global issues; politics; poverty; TED2008; 2008
|Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless - TED.com|
Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America's working homeless.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; happiness; life; personal growth; poverty; social change; society; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Hans Rosling on global population growth - TED.com|
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; demo; global issues; poverty; prediction; presentation; TED@Cannes; 2010
|Jose Abreu on kids transformed by music - TED.com|
Jose Antonio Abreu is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system that has transformed thousands of kids' lives in Venezuela. Here he shares his amazing story and unveils a TED Prize wish that could have a big impact in the US and beyond.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; TED2009; arts; culture; education; entertainment; global issues; music; philanthropy; poverty; TED2009; 2009
|Inge Missmahl brings peace to the minds of Afghanistan - TED.com|
When Jungian analyst Inge Missmahl visited Afghanistan, she saw the inner wounds of war -- widespread despair, trauma and depression. And yet, in this county of 30 million people, there were only two dozen psychiatrists. Missmahl talks about her work helping to build the country's system of psychosocial counseling, promoting both individual and, perhaps, national healing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; global issues; peace; politics; potential; poverty; psychology; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid - TED.com|
The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; economics; global issues; innovation; invention; poverty; third world; women; 2009
|Bono: action for Africa - TED.com|
Musician and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TED Prize with a riveting talk, arguing that aid to Africa isn't just another celebrity cause; it's a global emergency.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; activism; entertainment; global issues; leadership; philanthropy; politics; poverty; social change; TED2005; 2005
|James Nachtwey's searing photos of war - TED.com|
Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, war photographer James Nachtwey shows his life’s work and asks TED to help him continue telling the story with innovative, exciting uses of news photography in the digital era.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; TED Prize; activism; arts; culture; death; global issues; media; photography; poverty; social change; storytelling; war; 2007
|Jacqueline Novogratz invests in Africa's own solutions - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; Africa; bottom-up; business; culture; development; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; microfinance; philanthropy; poverty; social change; women; 2005
|Ashraf Ghani on rebuilding broken states - TED.com|
Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; corruption; culture; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; military; philanthropy; poverty; state-building; third world; 2005
|Iqbal Quadir says mobiles fight poverty - TED.com|
Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; communication; culture; development; global issues; invention; investment; microfinance; poverty; technology; telecom; third world; transportation; 2005
|Bjorn Lomborg sets global priorities - TED.com|
Given $50 billion to spend, which would you solve first, AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; business; choice; climate change; culture; disaster relief; economics; environment; future; global issues; poverty; 2005